BMW M8 Review

The upcoming BMW M8 is a blisteringly fast GT car with a 625hp V8 engine, sporty looks and plenty of performance upgrades over the standard 8 Series. It’s very expensive, though.


This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car

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Overall verdict

The BMW M8 is a faster, more powerful version of the BMW 8 Series that’s an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes S63 Coupe and Aston Martin DB11. 

It looks sportier than the standard BMW 8 Series thanks to some bigger wheels, more aggressive bumpers, large exhaust pipes and plenty of optional carbon fibre details. Inside, you get a plush Merino leather on the dashboard, doors and sports seats alongside the same infotainment system and digital driver’s display as the standard 8 Series. 

Bigger changes have been made under the BMW M8’s bonnet, where its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine – which shares plenty of parts with the M5 Competition’s engine – now produces 625hp.

The BMW M8 is a large motorway cruiser that’s also incredibly quick and packed with tech.

Mat Watson
carwow expert

The BMW M8 also comes with a clever four-wheel-drive system that can send as much as 100% of the engine’s power to the rear wheels. With power sent to all four wheels – for maximum grip –  the BMW M8 will sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds. That’s faster than the more expensive Aston Martin DB11. 

Head over to our BMW deals page to see how much you can save on your next car, or read our BMW M8 price, specs and release date story for detailed information on this upcoming sports car.

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